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Harvard School District 50 board candidates target better student achievement

HARVARD – Both sitting board members and election challengers want to improve student achievement at Harvard School District 50, as the dist ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Harvard City Council candidates weigh economic growth, budget issues

HARVARD – The numerous Harvard City Council candidates emphasized the city’s slow economic development and its budgetary constraints as the ...
March 27, 2015 - 11:30 pm

Harvard police investigate wave of business burglaries

HARVARD – Harvard police are encouraging business owners to secure their buildings in light of a rash of burglaries that have occurred since ...
March 27, 2015 - 11:19 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Fake attorney stole from McHenry County residents, indictments allege

WOODSTOCK – A man with prior felony charges alleging that he stole thousands of dollars from a marginalized population, is back in McHenry C ...
March 16, 2015 - 9:33 pm

Harvard Rotary hosts blood drive Wednesday

HARVARD – Residents can still schedule appointment times for the Harvard Rotary blood drive Wednesday.The blood donation drive lasts from no ...
March 9, 2015 - 11:47 pm

New senior trust officer joins Harvard State Bank

HARVARD – Tom Tearney recently joined The Harvard State Bank as the financial institution’s senior trust officer.Tearney brings more than 20 ...
March 8, 2015 - 5:30 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

Harvard starts work to create new comprehensive plan

HARVARD – On Thursday, Harvard residents can contribute their own ideas to the city’s long-term goals, as officials start updating a compreh ...
March 4, 2015 - 11:09 pm

McHenry County TIF districts used for Three Oaks Recreation Area, road improvements, developer agreements

It was the mid-1980s, and heavy snow collapsed the roof of the downtown Crystal Lake Jewel grocery store. Vacancies were common across the a ...
March 2, 2015 - 7:26 pm

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

Everyday Hero: Terry Jaworski

Every Wednesday, Terry Jaworski and other volunteers hand out diapers for two hours out of the former Sullivan’s Food Store on Elm Street in ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Everyday Hero: Jennifer Cody

Jennifer Cody recalled her brother’s teachers when asked why she feels passionate about her job as a special education teacher at Harvard Hi ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Two injured in Woodstock crash

WOODSTOCK – A two-vehicle crash in Woodstock sent two people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said.The Woodstock Fire Res ...
Feb. 12, 2015 - 6:51 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

McHenry County Department of Health holding prostate screenings Saturday

HARVARD – McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) is still taking appointments for the prostate cancer screening scheduled from 9 a.m. – ...
Feb. 10, 2015 - 5:58 pm

New leader promotes two at Harvard bank

HARVARD – The Harvard State Bank’s new president and CEO Phillip Lehmann recently announced the promotion of two of the bank’s employees.Ton ...
Feb. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am

McHenry County schools add ethnic studies classes as study shows boost in test scores

WOODSTOCK – The class started – like a lot of high school courses do – with a journal question. Students were asked to spend a few minutes j ...
Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

Harvard man found guilty of predatory sexual assault of 9-year-old girl

WOODSTOCK – A 37-year-old Harvard man faces 15 to 67 years in prison after he was found guilty on Wednesday of predatory sexual assault and ...
Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:07 am

Trial for Harvard man accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old girl begins with recorded call

WOODSTOCK – Attorneys prosecuting sex crime allegations against a Harvard man involving a 9-year-old girl played for a judge Tuesday a recor ...
Jan. 27, 2015 - 11:29 pm

Judge revokes bond for Harvard man facing charges in alleged drug ring out of bar

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sent a Harvard man with an extensive criminal history back to jail after police said he violated the term ...
Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:25 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

McHenry County Health Dept. to offer free prostate cancer screenings

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Department of Health will offer prostate cancer screenings at no cost in February.The prostate specific antigen b ...
Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:19 pm

Harvard School District 50, union agree to two-year contract

HARVARD – School District 50 and its education association have agreed to a new two-year contract.The deal was approved by the school board ...
Jan. 24, 2015 - 10:06 pm

McHenry County schools using Chromebooks, iPads, other devices to cross digital divide

WOODSTOCK – In the 21st century classroom, a keyboard can be just as vital as a chalkboard. But while the students in most need are often ab ...
Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:41 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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Holiday Hills shooting police responders are 2014 Officers of the Year

Three Island Lake police officers and a McHenry County Sheriff's Office deputy were honored last week by the McHenry County Chiefs of Police ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:10 am

MCC sets up free tax help clinics in Crystal Lake, Harvard, Woodstock

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is setting up free tax assistance clinics in Crystal Lake, Harvard and Woodstock. The clinics will pre ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 12:17 am

Drivers should exercise caution, McHenry County Sheriff's Office says

With multiple ongoing crashes and reports of cars in ditches, drivers should be extremely cautious while driving Friday, the McHenry County ...
Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:37 pm

Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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Visitation scheduled for Harvard woman who battled cystic fibrosis

HARVARD – On Sunday, Harvard High School's south gym is expected to be filled with people wearing purple to honor a woman who went through a ...
Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Harvard State Bank names new leader

HARVARD – The Harvard State Bank announced Wednesday that Phillip Lehmann was appointed president and CEO of the bank, the eighth such leade ...
Jan. 9, 2015 - 10:38 am

Woodstock home left uninhabitable after garage fire that was deemed accidental, firefighters say

WOODSTOCK – A garage fire Sunday left a Woodstock home uninhabitable and with about $150,000 worth of damages, firefighters said. The Woodst ...
Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:18 pm

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